lentil soup in a white bowl

Yummy Lentil Soup

Yummy Lentil Soup Is there anything better than a warm, hearty and satisfying soup to come into from the cold? Well, that is what this Lentil Soup will do.  It will satisfy your whole family. I made this Lentil Soup for the first time last year after I saw my friends order it out at a restaurant.  Needless to say, I was not expecting my friends to sprinkle Parmesan cheese …

Roasted Chicken Wings in a bowl

Easy Roasted Chicken Wings

Easy Roasted Chicken Wings Everyone loves Chicken Wings, right?  They are a great snack for Sunday game night or as part of a cozy family dinner. These Roasted Chicken Wings aren’t fried like in restaurants, instead these wings are roasted. For this recipe I’m sharing with you today, I’ve developed three flavors that have worked really well: Smokey Paprika Parmesan Garlic, and Maple Bacon These flavors for Roasted Chicken Wings …

Chilli con carne in a bowl

Easy Chilli Con Carne

Easy Chilli Con Carne There is nothing better than having a nice warm bowl of this Chilli Con Carne on a cold winter’s day. Loaded with hearty vegetables, meat and a delicious broth, this Chilli Con Carne will keep you satisfied until your next meal. I’ve tried this recipe in both a slow cooker and on the stove top and it works well with either cooking method.  I don’t own …

the best pulled pork on a bun on a plate

The Best Pulled Pork

The Best Pulled Pork Dinner You will Ever Make This has to be the Best Pulled Pork recipe that I have ever tried and it is a simple meal you can set and forget. The pork shoulder works better if you want a leaner cut of pork. But you can use a pork butt roast as well. The end result is a tender pulled pork meat you can place on …

Mushroom Risotto

Easy Mushroom Risotto

Porcini Mushroom Risotto This is one of those recipes that is made with love over the stove top. But, if you are looking for something quick, this is not the dinner to make tonight. For this recipe, patience is truly a virtue.  The gentle and slow cooking of this Porcini Mushroom Risotto is well worth the wait.  I promise. I used dried Porcini mushrooms for this recipe, however you can …

Roasted Lamb Shanks

Roasted Lamb Shanks

Roasted Lamb Shanks There is nothing more extravagant than Roasted Lamb Shanks for a special dinner.  Lamb doesn’t come cheap and if you are making them, you’ve probably invited some very special people over for the dinner. To be honest, this easy Roasted Lamb Shank Recipe makes a great dinner for two on a night such as Valentines or a Wedding Anniversary. This easy Roasted Lamb Shanks recipe features lamb …

Italian Braised Rabbit Recipe and potatoes in a white dish

Amazing Italian Braised Rabbit Recipe

Italian Style Braised Rabbit – Coniglio Bianco This Italian Braised Rabbit recipe is definitely something different from the regular chicken go-to dinner.  That’s a good thing because sometimes trying to find new things to make can be challenging. We always seem to alternate through the regular dinners we make that include chicken, fish, and pasta. Often, I hear my family saying they want something new for dinner because they are …

Easy Beef Stew

Easy Beef Stew Recipe

The Easiest Beef Stew Recipe With January just around the corner, this hearty Classic Easy Beef Stew Recipe will warm you up when you are coming in from out of the cold.  This Easy Beef Stew Recipe gets an A+ from everyone in my family and it’s so easy to make.  It will be ready as fast as you can count one, two, three! (Just kidding!) This is one of …

Delicious Seefood Risotto in a bowl

Easy Seafood Risotto Recipe

The Most Delicious Seafood Risotto Recipe This is one of those recipes that is made with love over the stove top. But, if you are looking for something quick, this is not the dinner to make tonight. For this recipe, patience is truly a virtue.  The gentle and slow cooking of this Easy Seafood Risotto is well worth the wait.  I promise. It’s really not necessary to use a broth …

Easy Ground Pork Rotolo

Easy Ground Pork Rotolo (Roll)

Easy Ground Pork Rotolo Do you ever sit there and wonder “what am I going to make tonight”? Or “what can I make that’s simple and I can get in the oven in 10 minutes?”  Well, I’ve got this easy Ground Pork Rotolo recipe that will knock your socks off. This recipe is so simple, but it will wow any crowd!  You can make this pork rotolo with any type …

Pasta with Bolognese Sauce

Easy Bolognese Sauce (Meat Sauce)

Bolognese Sauce What’s better than a tangy Tomato Bolognese Sauce to top pasta or a plate of Gnocchi? (pronounced NEE-OKI) Bolognese Sauce has got to be the heartiest of all pasta sauces.  It’s like literally an entree and second put together all in one.  You can use any type of ground meat to make a Bolognese Sauce, however the most widely used is ground veal or beef. This sauce is …

Orange Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Simple Orange Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Orange Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner This Orange Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner is great for when you want to make something delicious or you’re in a hurry, you want to cut your cleaning time and cut your time in the kitchen. It’s also versatile in that you can swap out the brussel sprouts for any vegetable you like. A great substitute for brussel sprouts is yellow potatoes. Did I mention that …

Easy Roasted Chicken Dinner

Easy Roasted Chicken Dinner

Easy Roasted Chicken Dinner This Easy Roasted Chicken Dinner is by far the easiest meal to make, if you live a busy life like me.  You want to take the opportunity to whip up a good meal that doesn’t require a lot of effort. And let’s face it some times that’s hard.Whether it’s the summer or the winter, when the weekend is here, I’m all about simple and quick dinners …

Easy Egg Casserole

Easy Egg Casserole (Frittata)

Easy Egg Casserole Looking for something easy and healthy to make for breakfast. This Easy Egg Casserole is the perfect meal for Good Friday or any other day you don’t want to eat meat. Full of protein and wholesome ingredients, this Easy Egg Bake will be ready in no time.  Personalize this egg bake any way you want. Perfect for any other day too, meatless or with an animal protein …

Homemade Lasagna on a plate

My Momma’s Homemade Lasagna Recipe

Homemade Lasagna Recipe Every Italian knows that there is nothing like Momma’s Homemade Lasagna.  I can tell you that every time I make it, there are no leftovers. And, because it’s my momma’s recipe, no one makes it better than my one and only mom. Note that not everyone adds boiled eggs to their lasagna, therefore, i’ll leave that up to you to include or leave out. This recipe used …

homemade pizza dough

Fool Proof Homemade Pizza Dough PIzza

Fool Proof Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe You want to make homemade pizza, but you have never made your own dough.  Don’t worry, I’ve got your covered. This is the most amazing fool proof homemade pizza dough recipe I’ve ever come across.  It’s quick and you can either make it by hand or use a stand mixer.  It’s simple and quick and did I mention it’s absolutely foolproof?  It is – …

herb crusted pork on cutting board

Easy Herb Crusted Pork Rib Roast

Herb Crusted Pork Roast If I told you that this Herb Crusted Pork Rib Roast is easy to prepare and will be in the oven in less than 15 minutes would you believe me?  Well, whether you believe me or not it will. It seems that I’m always struggling to find something to make on the weekend. I guess it’s because we work so hard all week and our weekday …

riso al forno on a plate

Italian Style Rice in the Oven (Riso al Forno)

Rice in the Oven (Riso al Forno) This is not your traditional Risotto.  This is a traditional Italian Style Rice in the Oven or Riso al Forno.  Recipe compliments of my dear mom a passionate and wonderful cook. And while you might think how does one make risotto in the oven, if it can be done, leave it up to an Italian to do it! You can compare this rice …

Osso Buco Veal Shank in a white plate with rice and broccoli

Amazing Osso Buco (Braised Veal Shanks) Recipe

Osso Buco (Braised Veal Shanks) Osso Buco is a great meal for fall or winter. It’s very hearty and although it doesn’t look special – I promise you that your family will love it! Some advice – when you are picking out the meat at the butcher’s window, make sure that you are getting veal instead of beef. Veal is a lot more tender and once braised and cooked you …

Ricotta Pasta

Penne with Tomato Ricotta Sauce

Tomato Ricotta Sauce Tomato Ricotta Sauce is simply a tomato marinara sauce with a little added ingredient called ricotta. And if you have never had ricotta before, let me tell you that some consider it to be a delicacy. Most people have never even thought of adding an unripened cheese into a tomato sauce. But, this is no different than adding parmesan cheese to a plate of pasta or directly …

Prime Rib Roast

Easy Prime Rib Roast

Prime Rib Roast, Need I Say More? This Easy Prime Rib Roast Recipe will make you look like a star chef.  Made with less than 5 ingredients, this Prime Rib Roast has got to be one of the best recipes that you will ever follow to get the perfect prime rib roast. Prime Rib is one of the best cut of beef you can buy. There is no bad way …

Pasta with Carbonara sauce on a plate

Easy Pasta With Carbonara Sauce

Pasta al Carbonara Pasta with a Carbonara Sauce is a great alternative if your are tired of having pasta with tomato sauce.  Made with a few simple ingredients that are in your fridge right now, this Pasta Carbonara will be a winner at dinner tonight! There have been times, when I have stood in front of the fridge and stove and wondered – what am I going to eat or …

Meatloaf with Red Wine Tomato Sauce

Tender Meatloaf with Red Wine Tomato Sauce

Meatloaf with Red Wine Tomato Sauce. This Meatloaf with Red Wine Tomato Sauce is the most tender meatloaf I have every made.  The red wine tomato sauce brings such tang to this meatloaf that it not only intensifies the meatloaf but brings moisture to the dish. Up until now, I had never made a meatloaf. Ok, I made one long time ago, but it was so dry I couldn’t bare …

fall off the bone bbq ribs on foil

4 Step Fall Off the Bone BBQ Ribs

Fall Off the Bone Pork Back Ribs Who can resist Pork Back Ribs in a tangy barbecue sauce that just fall of the bone?  Today I’m sharing with you a recipe for baked Fall Off the Bone BBQ Ribs in 4 easy steps. Now I can’t take credit for this recipe one hundred percent. The idea of putting together this recipe on paper came to me by two of my …

Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale in a plate

Quick and Easy Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale

Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale This healthy Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale makes the perfect supper when you are in a hurry and have no clue what to make.  Rich in protein and made with a few staples you’ve got hidden in your pantry, this Rigatoni with Chickpeas and Kale will turn the hungry into happy satisfied peeps! Tips and Tricks to Making Rigatoni with Garbanzo Beans and Kale …

Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast on plate

Easy Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast

Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast Don’t know what to make tonight? This Easy Stuffed Balsamic Chicken Breast will be a winner whether you are making it for lunch or dinner. Hey that rhymes!  I’m not a gourmet cook, but I love to experiment and use new ingredients to create or re-invent meals. This stuffed balsamic chicken breast is filled with cheese, tomatoes and sweet basil and cooked in a sweet balsamic …